3 suspects sought in homeless man attack

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are asking for help with finding three suspects, after a homeless man was assaulted and robbed in a McDonald’s plaza lot in Bridgeport.

Police said the attack happened on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at around 1:30 a.m. on July 21.

Police found the man bleeding from the head. He said that the three men hit him over the head with a hammer and knocked him to the ground. The attackers ran off with the man’s backpack and cell phone.

The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries.

“They just picked him out of nowhere,” said Bridgeport native Karen Golden after seeing surveillance video taken by cameras from several nearby stores. “That’s ridiculous.”

“Bridgeport is getting worse and worse. You can’t go anywhere and feel safe,” Golden said. “If you have anything, you have to hide it, you have to tuck it.”

“You can’t come to this store because you’re too worried that somebody is going to pull out a gun,” said Gerald Cordier.

Bridgeport police believe that recent training will help them solve this crime, and minimize crimes like this in the future.

“There’s some footage in there where the people are clearly identifiable,” said Public Safety Spokesman
Bill Kaempffer.

“The FBI provided some invaluable training on how to pull the video and actually cut really crisp, clean video we can putup,” Kaempffer said.

“We have all these cameras, but what purpose are they serving? People are still [committing crimes], they know they are here,” Golden said.

If you have any information on the suspects seen in this video, you are asked to contact Detective Art Calvao at 203-581-5240 or Detective Sean Ronan at 203-581-5231.

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